Watson's Way Backpackers Lodge

Watson's Way Backpackers Lodge


6 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

7 Blenheim

  • Phone Enquiry

    • Call and discuss your needs.

    • Instant personal connection.

    • Credit card booking.

Online Maps


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim


  • Backpackers


Katie Griffiths's avatar

Katie Griffiths


Ranking: 9/10

Incredibly friendly couple, helpful advice, bicycle rental, very clean kitchen and lovely dining/lounge area - great to cycle around Blenheim/Renwick wineries.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Sarah Strong's avatar

Sarah Strong

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A lodge type accommodation with a couple of spaces for campervans in the back. Fantastic place with very lovely and kind owners. Great facilities and in beautiful gardens.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

sophia's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

Watson's Way is one of those places that you selfishly almost don't want to share with everyone, in case you want to go back and you can't get a booking. The property owners are so friendly and helpful, and they maintain a gorgeous property, with fruit trees, a hammock, wrap-around deck on the main building, tennis courts, bocce ball, a great kitchen, and laundry facilities. We rented bikes to explore some of the many nearby vineyards, and pie and coffee shops. This place is a gem.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Bethany Hamilton's avatar

Bethany Hamilton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place from which to explore wine region. Bycycles for hire, really friendly people and great facilities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Tonyb436's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

What a wonderful place. Go on the bike tour, buy a couple of bottles, buy food for the BBQ and enjoy! Super hosts!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in September 2011

Claire Bulmer's avatar

Claire Bulmer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Book ahead as limited space at this charming place. Ideal location for the vineyards of Marlborough. Brilliant garden (with hammocks), friendly hosts and $25 bike rental.

Reviewed over 10 years ago